Book Haul July 2015

Book Haul

July was full to the brim with new books. I obviously have a problem, but I refuse to stop! This month my books came in the form of Kindle purchases, giveaway wins, and one awesome book from my secret sister! I am pretty sure that these are all of the books that I got in July, but I am posting this from work so there is a chance I am missing something.


Kindle Purchases

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Days of Blood and Starlight

Days of Blood & Starlight

Dreams of Gods and mOnsters

Dreams of Gods & Monsters

A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of You

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

The Iron Daughter

The Iron Daughter

Liars Inc

Liars, Inc.

The Good Girl

The Good Girl

Where We Belong

Where We Belong

End of Days

End of Days

Bone Gap

Bone Gap

Giveaways/Book Mail

Armada

Armada

A Deadly Wandering

A Deadly Wandering

The Art of Baking Blind

The Art of Baking Blind

The Status of All Things

The Status of All Things

Happiness for Beginners

Happiness for Beginners

The Silver Witch

The Silver Witch

Gift From My Awesome Secret Sister

We Were Liars

We Were Liars


Have you read any of the books that I got in July? Which ones should I read first? Did you get any new books in July? Let us know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday [9]

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

Matilda

Matilda

Harry Potter

Hermione

to killa mock

Scout

The Book Thief

Leisel

The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel

Fangirl

Cath

Looking for Alaska

Alaska

The Help

Skeeter

Eleanor and Park

Eleanor & Park

Beauty and the Beast

Belle

I couldn’t help but add Belle! She is such a wonderful character and she is just perfect! What books (or movies) do you love that have characters that read? Any that you recommend that I read? Let us know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday [8]

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters

Below are ten books that I have read and loved that had diverse characters or celebrated diversity. I think of a diverse character as any character that breaks the norm of what is often seen in young adult books. The norm is often white, straight and mentally and physically healthy. 


Everything Leads to You

Everything Leads to You

loving day

Loving Day

Everything Everything

Everything, Everything

The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Eleanor and Park

Eleanor & Park

It's Kind of a Funny Story

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

The Cutting Season

The Cutting Season

Every Day

Every Day

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

What are some of your favorite books that contain diverse characters? What type of character do you wish that you saw more of in books? Let us know in the comments!

2015 Reading Challenge Update [2]

The 2015 Reading Challenge that I am attempting to complete was originally posted on PopSugar. You can find my original post on it here. There are 50 books in total on the reading challenge, if you are a fast reader there is still plenty of time to join me!

Below you can find the last nine books that I have read for the list with links to the reviews that I have posted. You can find my post on the first eleven books here.


A Mystery or Thriller

As White As Snow

A Book Set In A Different Country

As Black As Ebony

A Non-Fiction Book

Despite the Best Intentions

A Book Based Entirely On Its Cover

loving day

A Book That You Can Read In A Day

Everything Everything

A Book You Own But Have Never Read

Every Day

A Trilogy

Legend Trilogy

Legend

Prodigy

Champion

A Pulitzer Prize Winning Book

The Color Purple

A Book Set Somewhere You Have Always Wanted To Visit

Drowning is Inevitable

I will post a review for this book closer to the date of publication.


I need your help! There are a few books on my list that I am having a hard time with. If you have any suggestions for any of them it would be greatly appreciated!

  • A Book With Non-Human Characters- Most of the books that I know with non-human characters are children’s books. I would really like an awesome book that I will enjoy.
  • A Book That Scares You- I don’t usually read scary books so I would love some suggestions.
  • A Book With Antonyms In The Title- This is just a tricky one.
  • A Graphic Novel- I have never read a comic book or graphic novel so I am not sure where to start.
  • A Book Set During Christmas- The only ones that I can think of are classics like A Christmas Carol. I am hoping to find something a little more modern, preferably young adult.
  • A Book Written By An Author With Your Same Initials- My initials are B.M.H. I am having an impossible time finding an author with the same initials. At this point I will take an author with any variation of my initials.

Are you participating in any reading challenges? Do you have any suggestions for me to read as part of my reading challenge? Let us know in the comments!

The Summer Reader Book Tag

summer-reader-tag

Thanks to Aimal from Bookshelves and Paperbacks for tagging me!

1. Lemonade- Pick a book that started off bitter, but got better. 

Where She Went

Where She Went

I loved If I Stay, so I was expecting to love this book. The beginning was hard for me to get into. I ended up loving the book but it took me a while. 

2. Golden Sun- Pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.

charlie and the chocolate factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I recently re-read this book. I had forgotten how fun and imaginative it was! It is impossible to read this book without a smile on your face. 

3. Tropical Flowers- Pick a book set in a foreign country. 

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

If you haven’t read this series you need to!

4. Tree Shade- Pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.

City of Glass

City of Glass

Sebastian is pretty much the definition of mysterious and shady. 

5. Beach Sand- Pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.

among ten thousand things

Among the Ten Thousand Things

This book started off interesting, and then nothing happened. The plot and the characters were poorly developed. I was not impressed at all. 

6. Green Grass- Pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile. 

Everything Everything

Everything, Everything

Madeline has this crazy, secluded life and yet she always positive. 

7. Watermelon- Pick a book that is full of juicy secrets.

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why

8. Sun Hat- Pick a book that had a vast universe/setting.

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

9. BBQ- Pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.

Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds

I think Liam was a total hunk. 

10. Summer Fun- Pass the tag on. 

The Night Girl

Quirky Mad Reads

Joys of Bookworms

Bookfuls

Amanda’s Book Nook